Bike precinct site, funding secured in youth boost
The construction of a new youth bike precinct at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre is another step closer, with its site and additional funding secured.
The BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct site has been earmarked for vacant land off Fredrick Street, between BRAC and Boulevard Shopping Centre.
In addition, the Shire of Broome has allocated $85,000 to the project this year.
A further $85,000 was also secured through grants from the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Shire president Harold Tracey said community members were also welcome to get involved in getting the bike precinct up and running.
“During consultation, there was an interest from community members keen to be involved with the construction of the new facility,” he said.
“The Shire has developed sponsorship packages and is very keen to hear from corporate or community groups who share our desire to get this facility up and running.”
The master plan for the bike precinct was developed last year after extensive community consultation.
The precinct is set to include a mountain bike pump track, mountain bike and walking trails, an informal dirt jumps area, a BMX track, shading, seating and drinking water.
The Shire said the project would be rolled out in stages as funding became available, with the construction of the bike pump track planned for completion this financial year.
Councillor Tracey said the BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct was an important project that would provide new opportunities for youth in Broome.
“As a council, we want to provide activities for our young people that promote physical activity and healthy living,” he said.